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You Wouldn't Want to Be a Greek Athlete!: Races You'd Rather Not Run

Michael Ford · Childrens Pr; Revised edition

This best-selling series engages readers of all levels by making them part of the story. Readers will become the main character and can revel in the gory and dark sides of life throughout important moments in history. Perfect resource for reluctant readers with: Humor and history tied...
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Isabel's War

Lila Perl · Lizzie Skurnick Books
Format: Hardcover

In a stunning new novel completed just before her death in 2013, award-winning author Lila Perl introduces us to Isabel Brandt, a French-phrase-dropping twelve-year-old New Yorker who's more interested in boys and bobbing her nose than the distant war across the Pacific—the one her parents...
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Johnstown Flood: A Choose Your Own Ending Historical Fiction Adventure

John Mullarkey · Magic Wagon

Up2U Adventures--where the ending is Up2U! On May 31, 1889, the rains flooded Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Sarah Beth, her mother, and Vincent--a boy she likes--struggle to save what they can from the flooding. At the same time, her father is working to clear the railroad tracks into town....
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Obert Skye · Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Rob Burnside's life is in ruins. After his escapades with Pinocula and his resulting outrageous lies, everyone is fed up with him. In this Creature from My Closet book by Obert Skye, Rob needs help. And his science laboratory closet is there to give him a hand. Meet Katfish, a mashup...
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Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

Gail Carson Levine · HarperCollins; Reissue edition
Format: Book

Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine helps you make magic with your writing!In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings,...
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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story

Mary Downing Hahn · Clarion Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other friends and finds herself joining them in teasing and tormenting Elsie. Elsie dies...
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Body Bizarre

Mason Crest Publishers. · Mason Crest
Pages: 36
Format: Hardcover

Provides information on bizarre phenomenon involving the human body, including a man with blue skin, a man who eats live frogs to cure his coughs, and a man who can charge lightbulbs with his ears.Title: Body BizarreAuthor: Ripley's Believe It or Not! (COR) Publisher: Mason CrestPublication...
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Nebraska: The Cornhusker State

Patrick Perish · Bellwether Media, Inc., 2014.
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

Nebraska is an agricultural kingdom. Its farms and fields blanket the prairies and plains. Discover how the early sodbusters thrived in an almost treeless landscape to create the Cornhusker State we know today. Students will also learn about native wildlife, local festivals, and more.
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Otis Dooda: Downright Dangerous

Ellen Potter · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 215
Format: Hardcover

After surviving the crazy events of his first weeks in New York City, nine-year-old Otis Dooda is starting out at a brand-new school. He would love to make a good impression, but life in Tidwell Towers is never that easy. With his disgusting seatmate, the possible impending alien invasion,...
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How To Train Your Dragon: How to Betray a Dragon's Hero

Cressida Cowell · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 366
Format: Hardcover

In Hiccup the Viking's misadventures, the stakes have never been higher, and it's friend versus foe to decide the fate of the world. In this, the penultimate title in the amazing story arc that began with How to Train Your Dragon, Hiccup is faced with a personal dilemma against...
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Star Wars: Jedi Academy

Jeffrey Brown · Scholastic
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown takes readers to a middle school in a galaxy far, far away....This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school--all told through one boy's comics, journal entries,...
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John Hamilton · ABDO & Daughters
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Welcome to Texas, the Lone Star State! Students will explore Big Bend National Park, attend a Dallas Cowboys football game, visit NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, and more as they learn about Texas's history, plants and animals, industries, sports, cities, famous people, and more...
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Molly Moon & the Monster Music

Georgia Byng · Harper
Pages: 311
Format: Print book

Molly has developed even more amazing powers in the sixth and final hypnotic installment of the New York Times bestselling Molly Moon series - perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Pseudonymous Bosch!Molly Moon can hypnotize or morph into anyone she chooses, travel through time, read minds...
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Gift horse

Terri Farley · Avon Books
Pages: 234
Format: Paperback

When Samantha rescues a beautiful draft horse from an auction, she is sure he will be perfect to groom for resale.
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Walt Disney: Drawn from Imagination

Bill Scollon · Disney Press
Format: Hardcover

Walt Disney is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in American history. What child doesn't grow up watching Disney films and reading Disney stories? With Walt Disney: A Biography for Kids, young readers can learn about the man behind the mouse. They'll learn that Walt...
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